Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Winner
On behalf of the Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Committee, we are happy to announce that Ying Xu is the winner of the 2010 Sally Tseng Grant. Ying will be awarded a check of $1,000.00 at the Chinese American Librarians Association Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 27, in Washington, D.C., during the 2010 Annual Conference of the American Library Association.
Ying is the Arts and Letters Librarian at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in California State University in Los Angeles. Her proposed research is titled Beyond Words and Into Action: Library Services for the Language Minorities. Since Los Angeles is "the most ethnically diverse city in the United States", Ying's research will aim at enhancing library services to the increasing number of new immigrants and minorities from Asia and other countries, an area critically needing attention. Her emphasis is on the educational, informational and recreational needs of the Chinese minorities in the greater Los Angeles area, and she will show how those needs could be met.
Ying received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, with a major in English. She was awarded a Master of Arts degree from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, with a major in Linguistics. Following, she received her Master of Library Science degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Besides being well educated and having worked in the academic library field for twenty one years, Ying has published many outstanding articles and presented many well-received conference papers and invited speeches, locally and abroad. Her high level of scholarship and generous volunteer work were praised by her peers and supervisors alike.
Ying is a life member of CALA, and has continuously served pro bono for many years in various Committee work, including that as the President of the California Chapter, as a fund raiser for her Chapter, and as one of the Board of Directors of national CALA. Ying has received quite a number of Certificates of Appreciation for her library and community services.
We have confidence that Ying's research on library services for minorities will be another of her success. Among a strong pool of eight candidates for the Sally C. Professional Development Grant, Ying Xu is our top winner!
The Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Committee: